I am looking at a property for sale that has Saturnia marble throughout the
living area. As I walked through I commented on the floor but I called it
Travertine, the owner promptly corrected me stating "no this is not
Travertine this is Saturnia marble". I thought the two are the same so I
asked her what the differences are and she said Saturnia is a much better
grade of stone and is very thick compared to Travertine which is very thin,
like tiles. Is she right? I thought the two are interchangeable terms,
like raw fish on rice and sushi.
The floor is not slippery, in fact, it has a film on it, I think she applied
some sort of "rubbery" sealant, and now it looks like there is a layer of
glue on it. I thought marble sealing is supposed to have a sheen look, not
a rubbery glue look.
For some reason, wood baseboards on stone floor seems strange. To have the
same marble cut for baseboards will be pretty costly I assume. Any idea for